Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
What do you think is the biggest thing facing ATSG nowadays? What should be done to improve it? More importantly, though, how do you view the
council, and how do you intend to fill that position if elected? What does being a councilor mean to you?
I believe that too spurious and unbelievable stories, probably thought up by someone with too much time on their hands and a desire to see chaos,
spread through the Internet. People take advantage of ideas such as being skeptical of the official line, and use it to propogate their own version of
events; either for some sort of personal gain in some way, perhaps some form of 'recruiting', or simply to add chaos to the world and somehow feel
like they have accomplished something. Maybe even simply as some form of 'prank', laughing with their mates how 1/2 hours of fantasy thought turns
into the front line ammunition on so many conspiracy forums.
I am particularly concerned of some people taking advantage of the young or naive, or simply one's new to the scene and easily taken advantage of.
When people are starting out for the first time, they are easily molded to a particular line, I'm sure some undesirable people, including terrorists
and people like cult leaders know this and are eager to take advantage of it.
I am also aware that the 'enemy' will see ideal oppurtunities to turn our own people against us whenever possible.
But I also know that our own people can be equally determined when they chose, a balance needs to be found but it is difficult, maybe impossible -
however things can be helped by filtering out the majority of dis-information and sticking to facts, experience and common sense ideas.
I think people should use their common sense more that anything else, people have elaborated on the idea of 'anything is possible' to think up some
wild ideas that are, though 'possible', beyond reasonable consideration in that they are far too elaborate when a much simpler solution is more
One example is the 'missile or 757' arguments in relation to 9/11, though it is possible that there is foul play at work, to some extent it is
likely, the missile idea is far too elaborate and contrary to evidence available. It also makes little sense when flying an actual 757 into the
building makes far more sense and is much easier to accomplish.
Yes it's 'possible' that a missile was used and everyone (uncluding SO's brother) is lying, but it's not likely.
Unfortunatly some people appear to show more of an interest in rebelling that to find the truth.
I feel I can say this because I was guilty of the same for some years of my life, but now I am not 'brainwashed' I just have lost the desire to be
simply 'right' in favour of finding the truth. A lot of people in the real world know me best for my conspiracy theories, but over the years instead
of simply ignoring facts because they didn't back up what I wanted I learnt to simply accept and learn things because the truth is what matters.
I would like to be a councilor because I want to help people as much as possible, I too am interested in the truth, I don't care that it is most
likely not movie material with extravagent ideas and technology, I just want to know the truth. I don't think the government is perfect but I don't
believe that everything they do is bad, maybe they don't always do things for the 'right' reasons but the end result is the same. I also think we
should all be prepared to take a share of the blame for the outcome as we all help shape and mold things through our actions and inactions.
Originally posted by AgentSmith
Contrary to what some people believe, I do not think that everything is hunky dory with the state of affairs, however I do not like seeing information
being mis-interpreted, delibrately or otherwise - so I do my best to set the record straight (in my opinon) whenever possible - usually getting a
little overzealous in the process!
I'm not sure what you meant to be honest, but if you mean what's wrong with the current state of affairs, I was talking about it in the worldly
context and that's another story... A long one and something that takes many threads, many posts and infinite learning to discuss.
If you mean what's wrong with ATS, nothing really due to the scale of the beast, but I feel that the occasional schoolboy write-up gets thrown in as
damning evidence sometimes and too many people take it seriously.
I think people need to realise that you never know everything and you are always learning, things are never simple - but not always complicated, life
is full of contradictions and co-incidences do happen (you always ignore the 'little' ones but when it's something bigger it's not so easy to pass
But most of all - your not here for long, so no matter what you do have fun, enjoy yourself and make sure your not looking back on your life one day
saying "I wish I'd done......"
[edit on 10-10-2005 by AgentSmith]